This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Motorola i576
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Motorola i576

1:31 /

The Motorola i576 is a sturdy and functional Nextel phone. It's not glamorous, but it works.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi. I'm Kent German, senior editor here at CNET.com. Today we're going to take a first look at the Motorola I576. This is a phone for Nextel service. It has all the hallmarks of a Nextel phone. It is pretty sturdy, has a little rubber covering here around the side and just a little bit on the back as well. It's black, a pretty basic design, not really flashy or stylish, a little bulky as well. Like most Nextel phones, the external display is small and rectangular, will show numeric caller id, the date and time; things like that. But the text is very small so if you have some visual impairments, you might want to check this phone out first. Inside the phone you'll find a full-color display. It is a pretty decent size for the phone's overall size. Down in navigation controls and keypad, you see there's a big toggle right here. It's silver, so it differentiates itself from the black background of the keypad. Keypad buttons are nice. They're spacious. They're spaced far apart, have large numbers and letters on them, also brightly backlit. Interesting now, the bottom of the phone is blue, down by the speaker. Not really sure why that is. It has no really useful function besides just being a speaker, but it's just a little thing to note. Features on the phone are pretty basic. There's no camera, but you will find GPS. You will find Bluetooth, personal organizer functions, a speakerphone, and all of the direct connect, push-to-talk features that Nextel has on its phones. So overall, a basic phone, not a lot to talk about, but a rugged design and just that reliable Nextel functionality. I'm Kent German, and this is the Motorola I576. ^M00:01:25 [ Music ]

New releases

Just how safe is iCloud and other...
0:00 September 2, 2014
Even if you're not a celebrity with a body like Jennifer Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons why the average...
Play video
On the road: 2014 Mazda MX-5 M...
6:39 September 2, 2014
After 25 years of Miata, Mazda is perhaps the most successful maker of sports cars in modern history. Brian...
Play video
Car Tech 101: OBD-II apps and...
3:04 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley explains how the OBD-II port under your dash can feed a secret interface to your car for moment...
Play video
Smarter driver: Downsides of c...
2:00 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you why your daily car commute could be bad for your health.
Play video
How to guard your iCloud from...
2:51 September 2, 2014
Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness....
Play video
The 404 Show 1,544: iCloud leak...
32:39 September 2, 2014
Today we'll discuss what the celebrity photo leak has taught the world, why you can't use only emojis to communicate...
Play video
Top 5: Differences between US and...
3:13 September 2, 2014
If you've ever been to Germany, you know it has a higher bar for getting a driver's license than in the US....
Play video
Where will the next battery breakthrough...
4:53 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley explains the challenges associated with battery technology and the types of innovations emerging...
Play video